This winter has been a history-making, record-breaking one, and we can thank the Winter Olympics for a large part of that! Did you see the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team take to the ice for the opening preliminary match against Switzerland? It marked the first time the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea came together to field a team at the Winter Olympics. The capacity-filled hockey center cheered in unity for their team, but you have to imagine the cheers had much deeper meaning than just a hockey game.
Radiofrequency ablation is a specific treatment used to help people with chronic low back and neck pain and people who suffer from arthritic pain in the joints. This procedure uses an electrical current produced by a radio wave to head up an inflamed area of nerve tissue in the spine. By heating up the inflamed area of nerve tissue, the nerves are "stunned" and thereby decrease the pain signals to the brain. Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is proud to offer this safe and effective way of treating certain types of chronic back pain. Patients typically find relief anywhere from six to twelve months, but some patients have relief that lasts for years.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is well tolerated by patients. The only typical side effects are some discomfort, swelling, and bruising at the site of treatment, but these symptoms are generally gone after a few days. If you are a good candidate for radio frequency ablation, the double board certified physicians at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are here to help you have improved function and a higher overall quality of life.
Neck pain and lower back pain can affect everything that you do. From brushing your teeth to getting dressed to looking over your shoulder while driving - all of these movements require use of the neck and lower back muscles. Let the doctors at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians evaluate your chronic back and neck pain so that we can recommend a tailor made treatment plan that will help you regain your natural ability to function without pain.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
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